An example of Easter is a day where you can go to a sunrise church service and carry white lilies.
Origin of easter
- Middle English ester from Old English ēastre aus- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old English ēastre, apparently from Ēastre, the name of a goddess whose festival was celebrated at the vernal equinox, from Proto-Germanic *Austrǭ. Compare German Ostern.
- Probably from Old English ēasterra